Get To Know Us

Brightwater Executive has established itself as one of Ireland’s leading Executive Search companies that has earned the reputation of providing steadfast support to senior executives who are navigating their next transition or striving to define their next career move.

Through our network and extensive database which we have cultivated for over 20 years in the Irish and International markets, we’ve successfully and continually forged genuine relationships with a wide range of senior talent and clients across all growth sectors.

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What We Do

We specialise in providing:

  • Executive Search C-Suite, Director and Head of Function roles
  • Independent salary benchmarking
  • Independent interview panellists
  • INED & Chair search
  • Executive interview coaching and CV preparation
  • Interim assignments

Meet Our Team

Alex Homan-Russell

Executive Researcher

BA in Economics and Master’s in strategic marketing. Alex is an experienced recruiter and executive researcher, having successfully worked for a decade in the industry.  He has worked across a variety of industry sectors including TMT, Finance, Public Sector, Financial Services, Professional Services, and Engineering & Construction, recruiting across senior levels, supporting new teams builds and key strategic hires for SMEs through to multinationals and supports the research, market mapping, building out industry insights and benchmarks and sourcing of senior management and C-suite professionals in the market. Outside of work Alex spends most of his time looking after his young family, at the gym, seeing friends, gardening, and researching and investing in the crypto currency/stock markets.


Our Commitments

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion is at the core of our everyday conversations for our clients, candidates and
our own team. No search process is or ever can be the same and
we treat each assignment with the 100% commitment and focus it deserves.

Current Opportunities


Client Partner Service

We match the best talent in the market for your

Our Executive Search team are continuously connecting, building talent networks, and outlining individual talent information that will be able to provide you with the necessary insight into the skills, background motivations, and expectations of talent to properly assess and profile them.

We take the time to understand your organisational needs and can get a clear overview of the business, the organisational structure, the company values, goals, and culture. It is through this process that we can truly endorse talent who have the required skills, background, and experience, for your company.

We have a depth of over 20 years' experience supporting our clients both locally and Internationally with their senior talent strategies. We're proud that our clients see us as an extension of their team and successfully work with them throughout their key milestones of change, be it undergoing Organisational Restruction, Succession Planning, Digital Transformation or Scaling For Growth.

What Our Clients Say

Our Client Network

For over 20 years we have had the privilege to work and understand the talent needs of a wide and diverse client base. We work with our client Partners to build a bespoke executive search strategy that is right for you, is transparent and led by data driven insights to ensure your senior hire is the right fit for your organisation. Our client partners return to us because we have built a reliable reputation in gaining their trust and delivering what they need in a robust and timely way.

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We connect talented people with great companies. Join our network today.

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Industries Served

  • Consumer Markets (B2B and B2C)
  • Technology & Telecommunications
  • Financial Services

    Fintech / Payments | Banking | Insurance |
    Asset Management | Aviation Leasing

  • Public Sector, Not For Profit
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Professional Services
  • Industrial

    Supply Chain | Manufacturing | Utilities |


Salary Survey 2023

Today’s CEO and C-Suite executive teams are business leaders, mentors and advisors. Unique challenges include ESG, diversity and talent retention. Their pay reflects the needs of the business and their wider remits so each organisation has a different executive compensation programme. Our Salary Guide for leadership in 2023 reflects a wide range of pay across a broad diverse of sectors and organisations. If you need further clarification on any of the salaries in our guide, please contact [email protected]

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Latest Blog

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    We look at the M&A activity across Ireland and how regulatory changes, sector challenges, economic uncertainities and a focus on sustainability have had an impact.

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Contact us to today to discover the difference a relationship with Brightwater Executive can make to your professional life.